50+ Wellbeing Support

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50+ Wellbeing Support

Our aim is for older LGBTQI+ people to live happy, healthy and well-connected lives.

We offer individual support sessions to members of our community, to improve health, wellbeing and social connections.

This service provides tailored wellbeing support, information and guidance that is inclusive and understanding of the community’s needs and is designed to empower older people to improve their emotional wellbeing.

Older LGBTQI+ people can experience social isolation, loneliness, discrimination, and disenfranchisement. Research shows that they are twice as likely to live alone as their heterosexual and cisgendered counterparts and less likely to have family to support them. Many fear discrimination or prejudice when accessing mainstream services, which they may require more as they age.

Who is eligible for 50+ Wellbeing Support?
Anyone aged 50 or over who lives in the West Midlands area.

One-to-one support
The one-to-one sessions offer a relaxed, non-judgmental and safe space for you to explore what might be affecting your wellbeing, and work towards solutions.

What we discuss is up to you. Here are some examples of what we may discuss:
• General wellbeing, mental and/ or physical improvement
• Access to other services
• Dealing with loneliness and isolation
• Social connections with other people and joining community groups
• Active citizenship
• Planning for later life
• Income and finance
• Housing and social care

We offer up to six sessions (which can be extended), in person (at Birmingham LGBT Centre), online or by phone call, and last up to 50 minutes. Contact us for more details or to book a wellbeing assessment on 0121 643 0821 or email hello@blgbt.org

Group support
We’re planning a series of wellbeing workshops, from October 2023. There will also be other opportunities to get involved in the project, including joining our Advisory Group of older people.

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If you have any enquiries, questions, or if we can help in any way, we’d love to hear from you 

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